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Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday the 13th....unlucky?


Today is Friday, April 13th.  Yes, its Friday the 13th!  Should I be scared? Should I be worried?  Should I have stayed in bed today and not gone to work?

The answer is absolutely NOT!   I am not a superstitious person so I really did't believe bad things would happen today and I was right!

Today I received a grant for $999.40!!!  $1000 for me to purchase "playaways" for my classroom!  Playaways is basically a great book in a little electronic device.  With Playaways, students can listen to an audiobook simple and easily.  The entire book is loaded on the Playaway unit.  I have enough money to buy about 25 Playaways with the corresponding books, along with headphones for each one of my students.  Here is a pic of Playaways.

Playaway Titles

My students were soooooooooooo excited for me!  When the giant apple AKA "Apple Annie" opened my door happy screams and cheers filled my classroom!

How was your Friday the 13th?


  1. Oh my goodness! Congrats on your GIANT grant! That is so amazing! Each playaway just holds one book, then?

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  2. Wow - I've been so stuck in my head that I didn't even notice today was Friday the 13th! What's even better than that? The KIDS didn't notice lol. Congrats!
    Buzzing with Ms. B

  3. Congratulations!! What a surprise! That is wonderful for both you and your students.

    Teaching in Room 6

  4. Congrats on your Friday the 13th surprise! My kids didn't notice the date either. Enjoy!!!!

  5. Congrats! My 5th grade son does not like to read, but he loves those playaways! I know your students will love them too.

  6. Congrats! That's a fantastic amount of money for a fantastic purpose!

    The Science Penguin

  7. Congratulations! I have never heard of playaways ... I must admit, I'm totally intrigued!

    Runde's Room